Now, looking back I finally see
the past reflected on a new surface,
no smudges of shame caused by
society’s obsession with material
possessions telling me all I lacked.
I remember all I had.
All that you gave, you never ran out.
I thought you must have shares
in the universe or secret stashes
all over the house. Now I give my
children all you gave me. It is true
what you said, To understand value
look beyond all you can buy.
You gifted me time, itself.
Leave a Reply